The new Uckfield Railway Station car park will be off to the left of this picture and opposite the railway station.

Uckfield station car park to cost £4 a day

It will cost £4 a day to park in a new car park to be built by Network Rail opposite Uckfield Railway Station.

Tickets will be available from pay-and-display machines but it will also be possible to pay by text or online. For those paying online there will be no need to display parking tickets because registration details will be logged.

There will also be monthly and annual season tickets available but the rate for those has not yet been fixed.

The car park will be open 24 hours a day. There will be full CCTV coverage and lighting. The lighting will be dimmed when nobody is in the car park at night, but as somebody walks in the lights will turn up again.

Details about the car park and construction of it were given at a meeting at Uckfield Civic Centre last night by Network Rail project sponsor Vicky Tilling.

174 spaces

She said there would be 174 spaces for cars and cycle storage would also be provided. Cycle storage from across the road at the station would be moved to the entrance of the car park and more provided too.

Work is due to begin on the car park next month, October, and is expected to take between 12 and 16 weeks to complete finishing at Christmas or in January.

Ms Tilling said Network Rail was working closely with Uckfield Town Council, East Sussex County Council and Wealden District Council to ensure the programme of works would fit in with highways improvements, which begin on September 22.

More details of those improvements along with other works at the railway station can be seen in another story here: One-way road system will send Uckfield traffic to by-pass.

Learn too about plans for a 20mph speed limit for High Street and Church Street, Uckfield.

It was stressed that any changes to other car parking arrangements in Uckfield would not be implemented until the new car park was open.

At that time the maximum parking time allowed elsewhere would be restricted to nine hours so that commuters would be encouraged to use the new car park.

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